Counseling Services

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APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED

Counseling Services are located in Kunsela Hall, A010 (ground floor near the Human Resources Office).

During this unprecedented time, the Wellness Center staff continues to work with students to meet their health and mental health needs. Please call 315-792-7172 for questions and/or to make an appointment.

Fax: 315-792-7371
Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please go to the SUNY Poly COVID-19 website www.sunypoly.edu/covid19 for updates, information and guidance.

Counseling Staff
Sandra Mizerak, LMHC, NCC
Briana Talarico-Lewis, LMFT

Counseling Services, a vital component of the Wellness Center, assists students with life challenges that enhance academic success and personal resilience.

The goal of the Counseling Services is to provide a safe, confidential and a comfortable environment for students to address their life challenges.  The Center provides short term counseling services that enhances self-esteem and empowers the student to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Services are covered under your health service fee, thus no charge is incurred by the student.

Counseling services are voluntary and by student request. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and the counselor will only communicate with a parent/guardian if written consent is obtained from the student.

Life challenges commonly addressed:

  • Balancing personal life, work and/or college responsibilities
  • College transition issues such as: roommate, relationship issues, adjusting to college life, homesickness, etc.
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Unresolved grief
  • Family problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual identity
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Crisis intervention services may be provided by our licensed counselors, with referrals to local mental health services for students at high or imminent risk of harm to self or others.

Utica Campus emergency mental health concerns:

 

Albany Campus - Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services
University at Albany
Dutch Quad
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
The entrance to the facility is at the base of Dutch Quad – the entryway faces South / Western Ave, and overlooks the tennis courts & soccer practice fields.

Phone: 518-442-5800      Fax: 518-442-3096
Hours:  Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.         Summer & Intersession: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Counseling and Psychological Services are provided by the University at Albany for all Albany campus SUNY Poly students.

Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the behavioral and emotional health, furthers the social development, and enhances the academic success and personal resilience of students.

Appointments are required. Services are covered under your health service fee, thus no charge is incurred by the student.

For more information, directions, or to make an appointment, visit:
www.albany.edu/counseling_center

Albany Campus emergency mental health concerns:

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